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  • The Prophecy Clock Has Now Run Out for Dispensationalism

    05/17/2018 11:32:15 PM PDT · by grumpa · 41 replies
    American Vision ^ | May 14, 2018 | Gary DeMar
    Today is the 70th anniversary of the political creation of the State of Israel. This fact is crucial for American fundamentalists. This is because most of them believe in something their pastors call “the clock of prophecy.” It started ticking on May 14, 1948, or so they have been told by a generation of pastors and authors. But there is a problem. It was not supposed to keep ticking longer than 70 years — the normal lifespan of one generation. Before I explain all this, I want you to understand that American fundamentalists are almost all dispensationalists. This is called...
  • BIBLIANO AND AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #8, Coming in His Kingdom)

    09/11/2017 5:00:12 PM PDT · by grumpa · 11 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | September 11, 2017 | Charles Meek
    AMIGO: I can hardly wait till Jesus comes in his kingdom. What a glorious day it will be! BIBLIANO: Houston, we have a problem. Jesus clearly taught in Matthew 16:27-28 that SOME OF HIS DISCIPLES WOULD LIVE TO SEE HIM COMING IN HIS KINGDOM. AMIGO: Hmmm. Must be some BIG misunderstanding. That’s not what I’ve been taught by the TV rapture preachers. I watch ‘em all the time. Maybe that passage is about the Transfiguration or Pentecost. BIBLIANO: Matthew 16:27-28 really cannot be the Transfiguration or Pentecost. This passage is about JUDGMENT and there was no judgment at the Transfiguration...
  • COMING ON CLOUDS

    08/19/2017 4:40:33 PM PDT · by grumpa · 23 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | August 19, 2017 | Charles Meek
    “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will be the COMING of the Son of Man. . . . the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. . . . and they will see the Son of Man COMING on the CLOUDS of heaven with power and great glory. . . . Truly, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Matthew 24:27-34) Matthew 24 is packed with...
  • Every Eye Will See Him

    08/13/2017 4:45:30 PM PDT · by grumpa · 5 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | August 11, 2017 | Charles Meek
    “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all tribes of the earth [land] will mourn because of Him.” This passage from Revelation 1:7 is often read by Christians and simply assumed to be a future event. (“Obviously, this hasn’t happened yet!”) Warning: the interpretation of this passage, read casually out of context, may not be as obvious as most Christians suppose. The context offers strong support for the preterist view, which is that this was fulfilled in AD 70 when Jesus “came in judgment” against apostate Israel. It...
  • HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE RAPTURE

    07/05/2017 5:32:05 PM PDT · by grumpa · 75 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 4, 2017 | Charles Meek
    As soon as you perceive that the time for the rapture may be near, please do the following in context with Matthew 24 (since we must maintain our scriptural foundation): 1. Locate the nearest mountain. (If you are in Kansas, sorry, but you are in serious trouble.) — "Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains." 2. Make sure you have a full tank of gas so you can leave your city of residence — "Let those in the city get out." 3. If you are temporarily out of town, think twice about returning home — "Let those...
  • WHY "IN LIKE MANNER" OF ACTS 1 DOES NOT PREDICT A BODILY RETURN OF CHRIST

    07/02/2017 5:37:17 PM PDT · by grumpa · 81 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | June 15, 2017 | Charles Meek
    “And when He had said these things, as they were looking on, He was taken up [Greek EPAIRO], and a CLOUD received Him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as He went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?’ This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come IN LIKE MANNER [Greek HOS TROPOS] as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11) This passage is one that futurists hold up to preterists to show that the Second...
  • Mikas Hush Hush Divorce Fuels Joe Romance Chatter

    06/30/2016 9:33:34 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    New York Pst ^ | 06/26/16 | Emily Smith
    “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough could soon go public as a couple. Page Six has exclusively learned that Brzezinski and her husband of 23 years have quietly divorced. Popular MSNBC stars Scarborough and Brzezinski are widely rumored to be romantically involved — and there’s plenty of on-air chemistry for all to see. But while Scarborough is also divorced — since 2013 — the TV duo have never confirmed they’re romantically involved. An NBC insider told us, “Everybody at 30 Rock knows they are a couple . . . They are constantly together, they arrive and leave events together, even...
  • WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD?

    01/26/2016 5:33:50 PM PST · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 26, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD? by Charles S. Meek Searching the Scriptures over many years to understand eschatology, I have become persuaded that there is a major point most Christians miss about Bible prophecy. Jesus said that He would COME ON CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY (with angels and trumpets, bringing cosmic disturbances and perturbations of the created order (heaven and earth, etc.). I dare say that not one Christian in a 100 understands the Old Testament context of these statements. Frankly, what most Christians understand about prophecy they have picked up in the echo chamber,...
  • Bob Dylan's Prophet Song about America and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ [Slow Train]

    11/17/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    Metrolyrics.com ^ | 1979 | Bob Dylan
    Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions Are they lost or are they found? Have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down? All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend I had a woman down in Alabama She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic She said, "Boy, without a doubt Have to quit your mess and straighten out You could die down here, be just another accident statistic" And there's a slow, slow train...
  • BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #6, Second Coming)

    08/09/2015 5:33:35 PM PDT · by grumpa · 21 replies
    self | August 9, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    AMIGO: Oh, boy. I can hardly wait. Jesus is coming soon! This messed up planet needs Him here. BIBLIANO: So you think that the Second Coming passages in the Bible mean that Jesus will literally appear in the future as a “five foot five” Jewish man walking around the streets of Jerusalem? AMIGO: Sure. Like it says in Revelation 1:7, “every eye will see Him.” BIBLIANO: There may be some things you are missing here. First of all, does “every eye” include the Eskimos in Alaska and other remote people groups? Really? Second, Jesus said in numerous places that his...
  • What Is a "Coming of God"?

    05/21/2015 6:19:52 PM PDT · by grumpa · 25 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | May 17, 2015 | Riley O'Brien Powell
    There is much confusion in Christianity today surrounding the milieu of biblical eschatology. Specifically, there is widespread misunderstanding about the nature and timing of Jesus’ coming, arrival or presence (parousia in Greek). In popular preaching and imagination, it’s often called his “second coming” or “return.” Many life-long Jesus-followers are surprised to learn that these are not terms found in the Bible – and then to consider how these terms affect our thinking on just what this all means. But the rabbit-hole goes even deeper: What if the confusion about Jesus’ coming reaches even farther back, to a more basic misunderstanding...
  • Winter is coming?

    02/21/2015 5:16:38 PM PST · by Dartman · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb 21/15 | Lorne Gunter
    Forget global warming, it’s more likely we’re on the cusp of another Little Ice Age than of a warming Armageddon. The brutal winter that has hammered the U.S. Northeast, Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec could become the norm in the Northern Hemisphere for the next 30 years if a growing number of solar physicists are right. Our sun goes through very predictable 11-year cycles. The current one began in 2008 and is expected to produce among the fewest sunspots and most diminished solar radiation of any of the 24 cycles that have been carefully recorded by scientists going back nearly...
  • Christian Militias On The Rise; A New Crusade Coming

    11/10/2013 9:27:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/10/13 | Theodore Shoebat
    …Not a campus crusade, but a true crusade, in which the saints carry their cross to fight with the forces of darkness. Christians in the Middle East have for a long time been accustomed to staying away from the fray with Muslims. This has come as a result of both comfort and suppression, but the persecution against the saints has reached an intensity almost unheard of in our times, and the apex of this oppression is at hand. With this diabolical torment and violence becoming more fierce and cruel, Christians are now being confronted with the choice to fight or...
  • The Coming Obamacare Bailout

    11/06/2013 5:07:34 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-5-13 | Peter Ferrara
    Taxpayers will have a choice: settle for single-payer or bail out private insurance, which otherwise won’t survive the ravages of Obamacare. Think back to the fall of 2008. Congress was asked to pass a $700 billion taxpayer bailout for Wall Street. We were told it had to be passed, or else the economy would collapse, perhaps into another Great Depression. House conservatives voted it down. The stock market fell hundreds of points in response. In the ensuing panic, Congress went along and passed the bailout. That bailout, and the insane, nearly $1 trillion “stimulus” bill passed just a few months...
  • The Muslims Are Coming, Part II

    10/15/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 10/15/13 | Mark Tapson
    Several weeks ago I posted a piece on FrontPage Mag entitled “The Muslims Are Coming!” about a recent documentary following a troupe of Muslim standup comics as they toured the country, enlightening all the middle-American clods who have somehow gotten the crazy impression that Islam poses a threat. I harshly attacked this concept; my take was that the world has an Islam problem, not an Islamophobia problem, and that claiming otherwise and slapping a happy face on the issue is insulting and pointless. The film’s producer and co-director Dean Obeidallah, who is also one of the featured comedians, unsurprisingly took...
  • Terrorists ‘aim to hit Israeli, Jewish targets worldwide’ in coming weeks

    08/19/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 19, 2013 | Gavriel Fiske
    Israeli and Jewish targets all over the world are likely to be sought out by terrorist organizations in the coming weeks, the Israeli government’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned in strikingly strident tones on Monday, listing dozens of countries where it said it had “concrete” indications of a terrorist threat. It cited concerns about terrorist acts timed to coincide with the forthcoming Rosh Hashana (New Year), Yom Kippur and Succot festivals, and also said that the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US was likely to be “a favored period” for al-Qaeda and other global jihadist groups to attempt to...
  • White House praises Jason Collins for coming out

    04/29/2013 12:28:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/29/13 | Brian Hughes
    The White House applauded National Basketball Association player Jason Collins, who on Monday became the first active male player in a major American sport to announce he was gay. “We view that as another example of the progress that has been made and the evolution that has been taking place,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, praising the "courage" of the National Basketball Association veteran. Carney said that he had not spoken with President Obama about the development but that the White House welcomes the news and hopes
  • GM exec: 100, 200 miles on a charge may be coming

    08/09/2012 10:20:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/9/12 | Tom Krisher
    Detroit - A small battery company backed by General Motors is working on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car 100 or even 200 miles on a single charge in the next two-to-four years, GM's CEO said Thursday. Speaking at an employee meeting, CEO Dan Akerson said the company, Newark, Calif.-based Envia Systems, has made a huge breakthrough in the amount of energy a lithium-ion battery can hold. GM is sure that the battery will be able to take a car 100 miles within a couple of years, he said. It could be double that with some luck, he
  • Chinese cities coming to America

    05/11/2012 12:55:02 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 158 replies
    rightsidenews ^ | May 10, 2012 | American dream
    A Chinese group known as "Sino-Michigan Properties LLC" has bought up 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan.  Their plan is to construct a "China City" with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.  Essentially, it would be a little slice of communist China dropped right into the heartland of America.This "China City" would be located about 40 minutes from both Detroit and Toledo, and it would be marketed to Chinese business people that want to start businesses in the United States.  Unfortunately, this is not just an isolated incident. ...
  • Not the church lady's Christ.

    04/06/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Lowell1775
    Bartlesby Great Works. ^ | circa 1917 | Ezra Pound
    Ballad of the Goodly Fere By Ezra Pound Simon Zelotes speaketh it somewhile after the Crucifixion. HA’ we lost the goodliest fere o’ all For the priests and the gallows tree? Aye lover he was of brawny men, O’ ships and the open sea. When they came wi’ a host to take Our Man 5 His smile was good to see, “First let these go!” quo’ our Goodly Fere, “Or I’ll see ye damned,” says he. Aye he sent us out through the crossed high spears And the scorn of his laugh rang free, 10 “Why took ye not me...